i think we should try to be more sensitive when we come to such topics. Might rub some people the wrong way.
That's 2 cases of suicide on the MRT track in 4 days. One case happen on last Friday at Admiralty MRT and today another case at Yishun. How I know was becos the Friday's case was a young man staying at my block.....
But not sure why there was no coverage on the newspaper this evening. I think SMRT may be trying to downplay all these suicide cases....
They should not be killed.
Better if they are maimed for life.
if I'm not wrong..this is wat I heard fm tour guide while in Jap...they fine the family members for e disruption to the system...thats why alot of Jap rather hang themselves in the woods n theres not much of such accidents
If upon the news of death, all we can think about is 'damn! now i have to go take a bus', then something is quite wrong.
What we should do is to condemn such acts. Not only for jumping onto tracks, but also any other form of suicide. Tell them that the burden that they were carrying is only being passed onto someone else, i.e.: family.
It is not the sympathy that is encouraging it, it is the 500 000 reimbursement (I am not sure what this is about) that's encouraging it. And for one to contemplate suicide, it's the pain and desperation that they are feeling that's encouraging the suicide..not the symptahy that others feel for the victim...I don't think the last thought that victim has in mind is "WOOHOO!!! now people will have sympathy for me".
yes.. we do feel sad about this suicide news and ought to have compassion for victim.. however on the other hand.. are we going to accomodate the same way if it happens almost every week ? think ?
If this is happening every week, i think there are bigger issues that we need to be thinking about...and just because it's happening everyweek, I don't think we should stop having compassion for the suffering of others...famine is still going on everywhere in the world, women getting raped every few minutes, children being abused every hour..are we suppose to stop feeling compassion for them?